You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
  • $197 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. Graham
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Pencil Sharpeners

My students needs 6 sharp pencils! I have two electric sharpeners that just don't stand up to 150 students a day. With these 6 sharpeners we can get a lot more work done!

My Students

Drawing- a foundation in the arts, and a limitless medium.... well that is if you can sharpen you pencil. As an art educator I am to expose my students to a range of cultures and artists through all types of mediums. Like real artists, all my students start with a sketch.

My students come from very different situations and interests.

It is impossible for me to summarize them. I enjoy all their hard work and history that they share with me and their school on a daily basis. While some are excited about school every day, it is the ones that come out of their shell in the art room for who I work for.

My Project

These sharpeners will allow my students to work faster, and enjoy the proper materials or art. In all out projects we start with a sketch, a map of our brain. Time wasted waiting in line for the sharpener, or the electric motor grinding while instruction is being given, is a major speed bump in my students creative process.

This will help my students for years to come.

A sharp mind is a great tool, and when paired with a sharp pencil, there is no stopping it. The idea of this project is small, but will have the greatest impact.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOSTON RANGER SHRPNR/NO55 • Blick Art Materials $22.54 6 $135.24

Materials cost

$135.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$167.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.52

Total project goal

$196.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$196.79

1 Donor

-$121.79

Donations toward project cost

-$103.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.27

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 750 students.

Project Activity

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Newark","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1990668],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"DE","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":1174984,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/pencil-sharpeners/1174984/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":750,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Graham","authorIds":{"1990668":{"owner":"Mr. Graham","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1174984],"proposalHash":"1223723858","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp1990668_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1532008926878","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":365648,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjIxMzI2MQ==","MjE3MjE2Nw=="],"teacherId":1990668,"schoolCounty":"New Castle","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"DE","name":"Delaware"}}